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WATERSHIP DOWN

by | Read by Betsy Hershberg

Fiction • 14.5 hrs. • Unabridged • ©

This simple story of the arduous migration of a band of rabbits to a safer home is an artful blending of epic, myth and creative language. While this rendition conveys the basic story, it obstructs deeper appreciation of this rich work. The narrator seems rushed. There are few suspenseful pauses and no modulation of voice for chapter breaks, lexical footnotes, literary extracts or mythic digressions. The result is an amorphous stream of words which are difficult to disentangle. Such a complex book will succeed in audio only with an articulate reading to help the listener follow its many threads. This reading does not. B.M.W. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JAN 94]

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Formats

Book pak • The Literate Ear • 1991

CS ISBN 156544017X $56.00 • Ten cassettes

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